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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jul 28, 2004 4:49am
Forum: etree Subject: FAQ addition - Re: What formats archive.org accepts for seeds (simon c read this)

So going back and reading the Audio FAQ i was supprised to see that we do not have a section on what type of seeds the archive accepts. esp since there is always confusision with people re: mp3's and seeds. they want to know if they can upload mp3's since the archive hosts mp3's, questions about mkw, etc...

so i think we should write up a FAQ entry about seed file formats that are accepted at archive.org. i'll start a little and simon please add / fix this paragraph and maybe plug it into the faq? thanks!

"The Live Music Archive accepts live concert seeds of loss-less files only. Acceptable file formats include shorten (.shn), FLAC (.flac), or Monkey's Audio (.ape). [note: is .ape okay?] Note that MKW files (.mkw) are NOT an acceptable file format for seeding. Also, lossy files are NOT allowed for seeds (.mp3 or .ogg files). If this is your case, please start with your original .wav files (pre-mp3) and encode them to a loss-less format and upload thos loss-less files to the LMA to be the seed. The Archive will make derivational formats on-site in a quality control method to ensure the uniform quality of the supplemental mp3's and ogg's."

What do you guys think?


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jul 28, 2004 5:11am
Forum: etree Subject: one more FAQ edit (meta-data wait time)

also, for this entry: http://www.archive.org/about/faq.php?faq_id=193 maybe put that after the user enters the meta-data, to wait 5 minutes, since the system checks for meta-data every 5 minutes. Right? The current faq entry merely says that the next time the system checks it, it will be fine. people are still entering it 50 times in 5 minutes because each time they think it doesn't 'stick' since they see no change. they just should be told a specific wait time.


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Jul 28, 2004 3:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: one more FAQ edit (meta-data wait time)

I've done both of these - the new 'preferred format/' FAQ is worth checking:


WAV is a possible upload format for the LMA, right? Not that anyone generally uses it, but I believe it works fine with our deriver, so there's no reason why you shouldn't use it? If that's wrong, I'll change it.